Tag: Black Sea

The Kiev-Moscow Conflict is Largely Impossible to Mediate But if Anyone Could Provide Mediation – Turkey Could

The standoff between Ukrainian and Russian ships in the Sea of Azov has somewhat predictably resulted in the US vetoing a Russian authored UN Security Council draft resolution criticising Kiev’s provocation while Ukraine’s leader Petro Poroshenko has used the incident to justify a declaration of martial law. It goes without […]

Russia and Turkey’s “Strategic Partnership” is Not About Convenience But About a Common Destiny

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has visited Moscow where he held high level meetings with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov and the Russian President Vladimir Putin. A number of issues were discussed including proposals to increase trade, to begin trading in national currencies rather than the US Dollar, joint cooperation on […]